Xzibit & Bishop Lamont Get In Battle Rap Mode For Their Brolic Video
A decade ago, Bishop Lamont was Dr. Dre’s key protege at Aftermath Entertainment. The Carson, California native would never release much to the public during his time at the high profile label, but has been on a tear in the many years since. From Caltroit to stellar appearances alongside DJ Quik and others, Bishop has better blessed ears through independence.
Whereas Dre has moved onto Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, and Justus, Mr. X-to-the-Z appears to have stepped in as Lamont’s defacto mentor. After some strong assists on Napalm, Bishop gets a visual to early 2016 single “Back Up Off Me,” featuring the fellow Dre affiliate. Set in an 8 Mile-style battle rap arena, the video finds the two hard-nosed MCs going head-to-head. However, it’s clear they’re delivering their verses not at each other, but at the world that pressures them.
These lyricists have a lot in common, as wordsmiths who use lots of animation to drive their bars home.
Notably, this track is co-produced by one of Dre’s 2010s studio fixtures, Focus…, and will appear on Bishop’s upcoming, highly-anticipated The Reformation solo debut. Spotted at 2DopeBoyz.